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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1979-12-28

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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland Auditorium Arena on 1979-12-28

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This date has been commercially released as "Road Trips: Vol 3, No. 1: Oakland 1979"

Sugaree, Mama Tried-> Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, It's All Over Now, High Time, The Music Never Stopped Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Uncle John's Band-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', E: Casey Jones, E: One More Saturday Night*

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland Auditorium Arena
Location Oakland, CA

Source Soundboard


SBD; transferred and seeded by Mike Lai, from Bruce Fried DAT; 7/26/01 update: d2t1 md5 had been missing here, complete md5s now shown


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2012
Subject: Road Trips 3/1
This one makes a great companion piece to your DP5, should you decide to pick both of them up. One's as good as the next; a real toss-up as to which takes the accolades. Certainly this is a fitting finale to '79 and the fall-winter tour.

Set 1 - excellently played; that sterling Sugaree really does earn a place maybe with some of the better ones played. Got to give real praise for High Time as well; it's so nice to hear a Jer ballad of this nature deep into the first set.

Set 2 is the goods, much like on the 26th. Alabama > GSET is just *mind-blowing* - just check that transition! But it's Playin' that owns this set - the final half-dozen minutes of this jam are drenched in some serious electric kool-aid, Brent droning the keys and Phil unleashing a few top-volume bombs as the rhythm devils gear up - takes on almost a sinister tone they keep through the drums jam. UJB brings us back to the sunshine surface - from here on they do a fine, if not cream-your-jeans momentous performance. Encores are perfect.

So, yeah, Playin' all the way down the line here - primordial madness!
Reviewer: Skobud - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2012
Subject: Fly Like an Eagle Jam
This run represents one of the best from 1979. I do listen to some ’79, and this would be amongst the best of that year imo. Sugaree starts this one off beautifully, and the tone of the Tiger is spot on. Jerry does a little slide work towards the end that probably had every dog in a ten mile radius howling from the incredible highs he achieves. Next up comes the Mama Tried>Mexicali combo. I have always said that cowboy tunes early in the first set are an excellent barometer on what kind of night Jerry will be having. After hearing this combo its obvious Jerry is shredding this evening. Both are speedy as hell and jammed out as much as they can be, with Jerry just motoring along the whole time in the background. Scales up and down nonstop. Nice job Jerome…Those two wind down and fall comfortably into Row Jimmy. This one is smooth and Heavy, with great slide work again. Jerry really manages the tone well with the slidepiece. This one almost has a reggae feel with Bobby doing the upstroke sounding rhythm. All Over Now comes next and Bobby just kills this one. Great, great version right here followed by a Bee-You-teee-ful High Time. I think this is a top tier High Time, classic storytelling by Garcia. TMNS comes next and closes the first set nicely. Jerry and Brent really work the shit outta this one for all its worth. Well done boys. Incredible first set.

The boys come back out with a very impressive Alabama>GSET which is sure to please. This is not one of my favorite combos, but, this duo comes out swinging with Jerry and Brent doing some nice trading again. Brent’s more laid back vocals are a very nice addition here. I dig Brent so much more when he is not right out in front of everything. Ok, next up comes the Terrapin Station> Playing In The Band > Drums> Space> Uncle John's Band > I Need A Miracle > Bertha > Good Lovin' combo. Terrapin is excellent and Jerry does some incredibly fast, background type of jamming during this one that is really cool sounding. Its like these speedy little riffs all strung together or something.. Playin features a killer jam as well. I am calling it the Fly Like an Eagle jam, because Brent uses some really great and Miller-esque sounding effects during the jam which are very reminiscent of Fly Like an Eagle, particularly in the last 330 before drums. Drums>Space are next which drop into a very peaceful, eloquent sounding UJB. I love a great transition out of Space which provides comfort to the crowd, This one does that nicely. Miracle and Bertha are good, not great and Good Lovin is jammed out nicely(even though I loathe that tune). Casey and Saturday Night round out the evening as encores and this one comes to a close. Simply put, I love this show. I think the 26th is better because of the exploratory nature of the second set, but this is no slouch. We have had discussions before about what type of show or what show would you play someone for their first GD show ever…This would be an outstanding pick. Well balanced setlist featuring some incredible playing and vocals by Jerry. I give this show a A. Great pick guys..
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - favoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2010
Subject: i'm with sbrew
i also do not understand what it is in this performance that is so good, i got this show a while back based on the glowing reviews, and to me it's a chore to sit through. maybe it will grow on me with time, but i think there are way better shows in '79; 10/25 for example blows this away. oh well...
Reviewer: sbrew - - January 30, 2010
Subject: overrated.... emperor's clothes
Honestly this is riddled with slop and off-playing. Definitely some great moments and a strong finish, but here we go again with people jumping onboard and dubbing this as a classic and others, not wanting to be left out, doing the same.

Those that think Cornell 77 is the greatest will say the same about this. The rest who think there are just so many other better shows will shake their heads.

Certainly enjoyable, but so many other better shows.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2009
Subject: 12-28-79
Awesome performance. High quality sound as well.
Reviewer: heady bag of spunyins brah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 4, 2009
Subject: These reviews suck
Stop bragging about how many shows you saw. No one gives a shit.
Reviewer: Augy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 26, 2008
Subject: "One More Saturday Morning" ... Dick should've picked this!
One of the best I ever saw, out of the ~211 times I saw Grateful Dead. God bless Dick Latvala, but if he hadn't picked the 26th, a truely great one also, (but I missed it).
(My friend's return to Redondo Beach and report of that show is what inspired me to race up to catch the last three). This one is surely worthy of an official release! The "One More Saturday Morning", after midnight from a Friday Night, the 2nd encore, was a roaring version, is just as intense as the rest of this after "Casey Jones", even better than San Diego 1979/11/24 and up to par with the entire rest of this absolutely amazing concert!
This isn't important but, when I was looking at them through my binoculars during "Casey Jones", I could see superimposed upon the band as if it were on T.v., the sign "Grateful Dead" which they brought out during that tune above them, the same one in "the movie"! But when I took down my binoculars it was normal i.e. not superimposed over the band but over head! Honest to God, a very wierd mushroom halucination that I could see interchangably only through my binoculars!

San Diego
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 12, 2008
Subject: Quality Show
This run is pretty tasty. I would say that this one is second the 12/26 (DPV5) and totes pretty solid versions of each song for this era.

The Alabama is not quite as sick as 12/26 but the transition into Greatest is seamless and this is one of the Greatest versions of Greatest. Terrapin is vocally superior (young Brent really kicks the shit out of Donna's poopy vocals less than a year earlier) as is all of the first set songs.
Semi-typical setlist for the era but who cares about rarities if they are played poorly. This is primal dead.
Reviewer: Gazza59 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2008
Subject: Impressive...
Very good show. While the UJB does have super melodic phrases from Jerry, I prefer the UJB from 12/26. Good show though.
Reviewer: Morticia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 8, 2008
Subject: Super fabby show !
This show is so lovely.
I was not a huge fan of Terrapin Station until I heard this version. It is really very nice.
Reviewer: RFKROX - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2008
Subject: This show is off-the-hook!!
This show has made my top-ten list, without a doubt! The energy and sound of this show are truly one for the ages! 5 stars and A+++++ quality!

Man, I just downloaded this soundboard yesterday, and started listening to it this morning on the way to work. Without a doubt -- this show is off-the-hook! Heck, Mama Tried and Mexicali Blues are as good as I've ever heard before. I disagree with JamminJerome, who said these are throwaway versions. No way, dude! Every song from this concert is sic and rippin’! It’s like you hit the “random” button on your CD player for a Dead show, and every song smokes! What I love about this show is that you have some songs like High Time, The Music Never Stopped, Greatest Story Ever Told, and I Need A Miracle, that aren’t played on your typical Dead shows. I know everyone talks about Sugaree being a top-three version (which it most certainly is), but I doubt you will find better versions of The Music Never Stopped (Jerry’s guitar is mind-blowing) and Greatest Story Ever Told.

This may be the best Alabama Getaway I’ve ever heard (sic, man!), and this was Brent’s first year with the band. For my money, I’ll take Brent over Keith any day as far as playing keyboards is concerned, plus he could sing his ass off. In fact, when Brent Mydland died on July 26th, 1990, Garcia basically never recovered from losing one of his best friends, until his own death in 1995. If you want to hear a hot show with Brent’s keyboards and Jerry’s guitar rippin’, check out Shakedown Street from the Merriweather Post Pavilion show in Columbia, MD, on 6-30-85. One of my all-time favorite Shakedown Streets!

For a nice chronology of the band, visit the following link:

I love the 70s Dead, but when Brent joined the band, this band only got better after Donna and Keith were given the boot after the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum show on 02-17-1979. When another ‘Road Trips’ volume is released for 1979, they should include songs from this late fall/early winter tour. I’ve downloaded the other 3 concerts from 12/27, 12/30, and 12/31 at the Oakland Auditorium Arena, but haven’t had a chance to listen to them. I’m sure they’re just as good! And I’m a big-time East Coast Dead fan!

The Bertha -> Good Lovin’ is off-the-hook, and are certainly some of the best versions played of these two songs that I’ve heard! Bob Weir is as energetic during this entire show as he is with any other 5-star show. I can’t find anything wrong with this concert. Moreover, it fits perfectly on 2 80-minute CD-R’s.

I would love to hear a review from someone that actually attended this show. If you’d like to know how to download the awesome soundboard of this show, please feel free to email me at

Peace-out! This show is “DA BOMB!”

Danny from Northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.
Reviewer: drew8 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2007
Subject: smoking hot
one of the hottest, most well played dead shows i've ever listened to.

the sugaree is to perfection. hot, energetic, beautiful.

i need a miracle > bertha > good lovin' is ridiculous. makes me want to dance, laugh, cry.

one of the best, most energetic shows i've ever heard. sound & performance are both a+
Reviewer: Doublespoken - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 25, 2007
Subject: Great show
awesome overall show, as a keyboardist I love these early brent shows before he got into the cheasy synth stuff in the 80s. This show in particular showcases his virtuosity on the legendary hammond B3. Also he plays alot of songs (row jimmy, high time, playin') that if you're into the classic 77/78 shows give you a great comparison between his and Kieth's Styles. in the end if I had to choose a favorite keyboardist for the dead it'd have to be kieth, but these early brent shows do make me think twice about that. five stars
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2007
Subject: Sugaree
i agree with the epic Sugaree.......although 2 nights earlier is a better show,and hands down the best Dicks Picks(Pembrook Pines comes second)
Reviewer: Tito&Smokey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2007
Subject: Sugaree
i agree with the epic Sugaree.......although 2 nights earlier is a better show,and hands down the best Dicks Picks(Pembrook Pines comes second)
Reviewer: dead-head_Monte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 13, 2007
Subject: Sugaree is extraordinary -- great show!
I'm addicted to Sugaree. Nothing can fix it. There is no cure, 'cept for Jerr and the boys. I saw them play at 25 shows in '73, that's it. I always enjoyed Sugaree. I still think RFK Stadium, 9 June 73, is the best "sounding" Sugaree I ever heard. It's not the best arrangement, nor the best ever played. The Dead, with their "Wall of Sound" that weekend -- and the sound crew assembling it, mixing it, and getting them plugged into it -- created and produced the best overall sound fidelity experience I ever heard coming out of a PA System, period. I heard my 1st Sugaree show-opener version from Anchorage, 21 June 80 sbd. I was hooked after that.

I searched the LMA for awhile last night, looking for Sugaree show-openers. I'm understanding that these highly-prized, special gems are the only ones they did in this touching, extended version arrangement, as done here in this show. I found about 10 of them, between '76 and '83, available now, here on the LMA. The shows that followed them, listed below, were excellent and timeless.

I think this concert is in the top-250, all-time. It's All Over Now is nailed. The Music Never Stopped is stoked. Uncle John's Band sparkles. As far as this Sugaree goes, I can't find one better played than this one. You interested too? You decide. I can't make up my mind. Nor am I confused. No, it's not the 420, either.

top Sugaree show-openers for me, available now on the LMA:

Sugaree here in Oakland, and one from Winterland in '78 are creative. For Winterland:

Sugaree in Lake Placid in '83 is the smoothest, really buttoned-down:

Sugaree in Anchorage is powerfully delivered. The only time the Dead did Alaska:

RFK Stadium '73 "normal" version of Sugaree. Great quality sound. 11th tune in the show:

***Warning: Sugaree, and the Grateful Dead can be extremely non-hazardous, addictive, and otherwise hugely beneficial to your life, and your lifestyle. Listen with total, casual awareness at your own risk to bliss.

ps: a reviewer below says Mama Tried > Mexicali Blues are "throwaway" versions. Wrong. I'm hearing decent versions of happy music here, all revved up. Keepers for sure.

pps: having problems getting these streaming mp3's out of your browser's cache? to keep them for yourself? Frustrated Windows users should be using "ZtreeWin" file manager utility app for this. Here's the link:

anyone have great SBDs of Sugaree show-openers to trade? how about good audience tapes of them? hit me up...
Reviewer: HoseDoggie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2007
Subject: one of the best
Fantastic 2nd set of all time favorites played beautifully. Need I say more?????????
Reviewer: JamminJerome - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2007
Subject: This might be one of the greatest 1st sets ever!
WOW...Amazing Sugaree, excellent Row Jimmy, a fun TMNS...High Time and It's All Over Now are both good - the only low points of set one are the throwaway versions of Mama Tried and Mexicali. The second set ain't shabby either, especially the UJB. It's a solid all-around show that is full of energy (and Jerry!) from start to finish. Enjoy this tasty treat.
Reviewer: |iquidZip - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2007
Subject: Music never stopped!
Meltastic.. and no Donna to boot.. Extenda jam.
Reviewer: rockinrob - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2007
Subject: Hot Hot Hot !!!
As I sit here at my desk, with my headphones on listening to this show, I can't help but look around for a freakin' FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!!
Holy Cow this is really good :>
Reviewer: slickwil - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2007
Subject: i'm in love
i just discoverd the archive a few months ago. in that blessed time of several-gig downloading, i've yet to come across a smokin music never stopped such as this...

this show is a must. i love you archive!
Reviewer: not_a_typical_daydream - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 9, 2007
Subject: 17 Minute Sugaree
Opening with an extended Sugaree is always a good start to a grate show. This show is sweet. The song selection, the sound quality, it's really, really good. This is everything I look for and listen to in a show. Stream this show and enjoy.
Peace and hang loose.
Reviewer: Lemmy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2007
Subject: Sick....
Late 79 is killin me...
Reviewer: L. Rosley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 14, 2006
Subject: A Picks-worthy show
Dick must have considered this for a Dick's Pick before choosing 12/26, because this is certainly Dick's Pick quality. There's consistent playing and singing throughout what is definitely and "on" night for Jerry and the band. There a great first set as well as a second, with interesting extended jams in both sets. And there's a great set list, combining the best of 1979's repertoire, leaving out the worse (such as Brent's Easy to Love You).

Sugaree is an amazingly strong first song. No, not the best ever--there are several in 1977 (5/11, 10/9) and in '78 that come to mind--but still quite good. Jerry does some more great guitar work in Row Jimmy, not usually a guitar song. From here, every song is a great performance. A rocking All Over Now with Bob in top vocal form and notable Brent moves; A High Time with lots of feeling; The first set ends with the Music Never Stops in a jam that keeps building, like it won't stop.

Second opens with a tight Alabama. A monster Terrapin with long jams, followed by a wild Playing in the best Playing tradition. Out of Drums comes Uncle John's Band, including several extended jams of different moods. From there, the band wraps things up with not too, not three, but five end-of-show rockers. We don't think of Bertha or One More Saturday Night as a jam songs, but these rockers, too, are opportunities for Jerry and the band to let loose.
Reviewer: DTSECOFR21 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2006
Subject: Very nice show
** Edited - my cranky comments removed ** Sound Quality 5.0; Show Quality 5.0. Very high energy and even a blown speaker after RJ. Nice AG & IAON. All other reviews are accurate. Sorry Jerseyguy, you are right that people should relate their experiences...its just that some I read go a little to far, but if it means something to someone, then its cool. Guess I took my younger days for granted. I was lucky to see the Dead 175 times between 1977-1990. I wish everyone were as lucky as I...I always told people they should at least see the Dead once. Beginning in about 85-86, the crowds began to change a little in my eyes (guess I was getting older) and I saw the Dead a little less each subsequent year. This show is an excellant example of an early Brent show. I've always been partial to 79-83, but 77 and the east coast summer tour of 85 rock. Well enough of my inane ramblings. Enjoy the great shows of this website; we're lucky to enjoy music by great musicians who put the music there for the enjoyment of all instead of it's monetary potential. I'd also recommend people looking into the sugarmegs website for some good shows too.
Reviewer: jerseyfolk - favorite - June 6, 2006
Subject: stories of the past help the not so lucky
Guys the stories of your pasts help us unlucky ones that didnt even get to see a show gives us insight on how the past dead shows really was and I dont mean the drugs Im talking about what the vibe was like or how the boys where acting that night on stage in your eyes small stuff like that, cause its your stories and knowledge of the grateful dead that keeps the love for the music and scene alive
Reviewer: fanofthefatman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2006
Subject: terrapin
k, this show is so foaming at the mouth funky good. sugaree is alright, but see below about 6/21/80 alaska, as that is truly extraordinary. The highlight here is the second set. that said, the lady with a fan is, i think, the all time most powerful expression of jerry garcia's music on record. from the way he weeps through the lyrics to the most perfectly assembled notes every played on the guitar in the jam segue to terrapin, utterly gut wrenching. Every time i hear it, i feel as though i am being given a special invitation into the man's innermost pain. listen to his notes closely on this one.
Reviewer: jamart - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2006
Subject: my 2 cents
With 29 previous reviews what needs to be said? Beautiful show. There are some noise issues, but nothing that would stop you from downloading. If you're listening with headphones beware the "crackling" at 4:10 of Sugaree. The previously mentioned high pitched whine seems to come in at 8:05 of It's All Over Now. It sounds like 2 different recordings were spliced at that point, and the distractiing noise starts and last through the rest of disc 1. It reappers a few times on disc 2 during quiet segments. Still a very worthy download.
Thanks archive!
Reviewer: abilene22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2006
Subject: Sweeeeeeeet
Wow... High Time, UJB and Casey Jones are oh so nice (big Workingman's fan). The Music Never Stopped is over the top! The whole show kills right from the first sweet notes of Sugaree. Crisp recording, great setlist, the boys are on fire and clearly enjoying themselves. Nice way to close out the decade! Eighties, anyone?
Reviewer: Abeface - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 27, 2006
Subject: Yes - it's true - this show rocks
No doubt a 5 star performance and recording. I was lucky enough to d/l this when we could get the SBD versions ><. The sound is near perfect, as good as DP's 12/26/79 the show prior. I like this one better, from song selection to jamming. The jam out of Playing is classic '79 stuff. The boys were obviously having tons of fun. Can't go wrong with this one!!!
Reviewer: poor willie john - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2005
Subject: rookie
Brent brought more to the table than Keith and here's one of the reasons why. Whole band tops.
Reviewer: Lilypad - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2005
Subject: SUGAREE
Phil's irregular behavior, starting ten minutes into the first set, makes this recording essential. He gets himself stuck on an offbeat and starts working it with astonishing persistence for the next several minutes. After the strength of Sugaree it was unnecessary for them to play any more that night, but they continued with a solid late 1979 style show.
Reviewer: clayman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 29, 2005
Subject: Gestalt Linkage
such a wonderful performence. for me the hi-lite is certainly The Music Never Stopped. I have yet to hear one that tops this. wowee-zowee
Reviewer: Keter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 28, 2005
Subject: 1979
The best 79 show I've heard for sure. a great recording for any era... Brent begins to shine on vocals here. really worth the download.
Reviewer: Dstone5553 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 10, 2005
Subject: Suggestion
For anyone wanting the quintessential sugaree of the post 77 era--look to 10.17.83 Lake placid.
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2005
Subject: All Over Now!
I think my search for the best show of 1979 is probably over now, and I'm only partway through the first set. This even has a good Row Jimmy...and I hate Row Jimmy. Normally, I wouldn't write a review for a show I hadn't completely listened to, however, in this case I'll make an exception. Sugaree. Yeah! Also, the Mexicali is about the best "non-vintage" version I've heard. All Over Now is really fast and on the money. High Time is beautiful and Music starts off great and goes on from there. I can't wait to hear Terrapin! I thought the 30th was the pinnacle(at least I was at that one)but this might be better. Without hesitation, download this show. Got to give it a 5 for execution AND sound. Thanks to those involved.
Reviewer: BigToeSnow - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2005
Subject: Best Sugaree
80-6-21 Alaska, but I think that whole show rips.
Then again, so do this one.
Get it.
Reviewer: Renliff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 24, 2005
Subject: best sugaree?
Really? Hmmmmm. Really? I love this show and have to give it 5 stars for quality and playing but No, this is not the best Sugaree. Jerry rocks on it but Bobs still learning that slide thingy and his lines just hurt my ears. He kills the whole song for me. Maybe, one from the vault '75?
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2005
Subject: Forget Sugaree no question it's the best
What about the nails pulled out version of all over now?? In my limited experience of seeing the dead (70 shows) I do not recall an instance where they played this and the show did not rip. I cannot say that about any other song. Music is freeking ripping as well. This is a very hot'79 a year that gets no respect.
Reviewer: PHIL FACTOR - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2005
The most rippin' Sugaree ever. EVER ! ! !

Namaste !
Reviewer: Spelunki - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2005
Subject: One of the greatest shows ever
Download all of the 5 star shows from the fall. They are all worthy. But this is the BEST. This is just a huge orgasm of sound. Are you kidding? Terrapin Station!!! Just say YES! Confirm download order, Mr. Sulu.

If the sound is whining, let it whine, man, all over my ears. Dogs do know things, don't they?
Reviewer: bulltrout - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2005
Subject: i hear it too
great show, solid as the dead could be. this was my first full blown lysergicly enhanced show and i can still see the light show on the dark side of my eyelids. it's as good as i remember it to be. i too hear the high pitched whine, but not through the whole show. i hear it in the quiets before high time, music never stopped and casey jones. my dog confirmed it by leaving the room when it came up. i tried unsuccessfully to isolate and remove it with CEP. if only phil could tell me how many cycle's it is. still very worth the D/L.
Reviewer: RudiK. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 16, 2005
Subject: Sunnydaydream
6Stars for Performance
Jerry at his Best Load it!!!!
Sound 4 Stars gife it a better Source ??
Reviewer: BkMitch69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2005
Subject: Great Performance/Quality Sound
The Terrapin on this show is my Favorite..Do Download this show, you won't regret it!!
Reviewer: K Y SNIP - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2004
Subject: Pure joy
Absolutely outstanding performance, probably the best concert of 1979. You must get this one. Excellent recording, perfect mix - you can actually hear Phil, which is unusual. They all play with fire & inspiration throughout. Bobby is so happy he even acknowledges Pigpen during Good Lovin : "as an old friend of mine used to say...turn on your lovelight".
Reviewer: FrankyC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 21, 2004
Subject: This Show Kicks Ass
Do not hesitate to d/l this show. Every song is played brilliantly.
Reviewer: Mcnoche - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 17, 2004
Subject: Great Download!
I also do not hear a high-pitched whine on this show. It's a full-sounding high quality SBD - Well worth getting. Great song selections - the High Time is dripping with emotion.
Reviewer: Tod - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 14, 2004
Subject: Great played and sounding show!
Simon - I'm not sure what you're talking about as far as a high pitched whine and a lack of high end. I just d/l and I do not hear what it is you're hearing. What I do hear is a crisp and full sounding SBD. Therefore, I would encourage any interested individuals to go ahead and suck this show into your hard drive.
Reviewer: simon wagstaff - favorite - August 5, 2004
Subject: Warning!
This is not the best sounding copy in circulation. There is a high pitched whine throughout and the air has been taken out of the high end. My copy is light years better than this one. Seek out a good copy.
Reviewer: Slipknot ! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2004
Subject: 5 stars ? - not enough
Simply one of the best start to finish shows the boys ever kicked down ! Every song they play this night is simply ripping. Also of note - check out the 'Jam > Drums > Space' segment. Words can only describe it as the the mothership has landed, and then takes off agin. Truly some cosmic sh*t comin' down, maaaaaaaaan ! There is nothing like THE Grateful Dead. A MUST HAVE !
Reviewer: Slipknot ! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2004
Subject: 5 stars ? - not enough
Simply one of the best start to finish shows the boys ever kicked down ! Every song they play this night is simply ripping. Also of note - check out the 'Jam > Drums > Space' segment. Words can only describe it as the the mothership has landed, and then takes off agin. Truly some cosmic sh*t comin' down, maaaaaaaaan ! There is nothing like THE Grateful Dead. A MUST HAVE !
Reviewer: dearchris - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2004
Subject: New for me, but wow....
Of the several hundred XLII's I have sitting around this one is not one of them, and damn was I missin' out. Sometimes I think reviewers can give too much praise to a particular show, or give 5 stars for one or two songs, or a hot stretch in the second set - well, not here. I agree with the other reviewers 100%. The whole show just kicks ass! Sound is tip top. Music is as good as it gets. Wishing I had known about this one before now, but so incredibly happy to have it. This is a six star show. Thank you archive.
Reviewer: stardude2012 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 28, 2004
Subject: me too!
This has long been one of my favorite shows, crispy, crispy, crispy! Inspired playing throughout. My favorite Sugaree. Killer alien space.
Reviewer: peacenik - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2004
Subject: Smokin'
I agree with CIRESTodd - definitely hot stuff. This was the first show i uploaded from tape to cd, and frankly i was slightly bummed when the Dead put out the 12/26 as a Dick's Picks, when this shoulda been the one.
Don't let the 7-song first set fool you, it may not look like much on paper, but Jerry plays the shit out of it.
Reviewer: CIRESTodd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 13, 2004
Subject: One of the best!
If you don't have a crisp copy of this show, GET IT! This is perhaps my favorite show, ever. If not it is certainly in the top 3. A rumor has floated around about this incredibly magical show that Jerry appeared on stage afterwards and announced to the tapers that he definitely needed a copy of this one! After listening to this show, you'll agree with Jerry. This is one of the best. Relive this magical night!

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Reviewer: mshot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 9, 2004
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